It was a great exercise.. I don't know much about guitar tones.. nor can I replicate Tom Petty stuff.
I have never listened to him, but know many are influenced by his records.
Looking back now I see that the mix isn't very well balanced panning wise.
But when you are caught up in something its so easy to miss.
In the mix I had a lot of busses set up.. which caused me panning problems in the end.. so I have learnt from that.
I did start the mix in mono.. so when it sounds ok there with eq and you can hear instruments.. then you are halfway there.
But it takes some discipline not to touch the pan knobs 🙂
I would have loved for someone to program a better drum track.. I reckon that would take the song up another level.
All in all it was a great experience and learning curve for sure.
Thanks for sharing the project and stems.. very much appreciated.